Utah Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Program Administrator I (DSAMH) - SLC, UT

January 11, 2019

Utah Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (U-PIPBHC) Program Administrator I, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)  

If you have a Master's degree in health, social sciences, behavioral science, human services, or related field, encompassed with a passion for making a difference in our communities by way of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental health, apply for an Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program Administrator I. Become an integral part of a dedicated team of professionals at the Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH), who contribute to the development of healthy individuals, families, and communities on a daily basis! Provide leadership and direction in coordinating the implementation and evaluation of mental health and substance use disorder programs statewide. Strategize ways to improve efficiencies and operate effective education and training programs.

Principal Duties

The Utah Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Program Administrator I (U-PIPBHC PA) is responsible for the operation of the SAMHSA U-PIPBHC grant.  Responsibilities include the development of U-PIPBHC programs, primarily in collaboration with three Local Mental Health/Substance Abuse Authorities and the Federally Qualified Health Centers in Box Elder, Utah, Iron and Washington Counties. This includes facilitation of training, inter-agency communication, service coordination, data collection and outcome evaluation. The Program Administrator I in this position performs a variety of professional activities including budget preparation, grant writing, technical training, contract development, meeting facilitation, quality review, and compliance monitoring. The U-PIPBHC PA reports directly to the Adult Mental Health Assistant Director who is the Program Director for the U-PIPBHC Grant. The U-PIPBHC PA also performs the following tasks:

  • Working alongside U-PIPBHC program staff and agency leaders to implement and sustain evidence-based U-PIPBHC programs.
  • Assisting in planning to sustain and expand U-PIPBHC in the state.
  • Supporting the Program Director to coordinate U-PIPBHC Project.
  • Providing technical assistance to Provider Organizations and community partners.
  • Participating regularly in U-PIPBHC Steering Committee and POA, U-PIPBHC team meetings, supervisory meetings; providing U-PIPBHC consultation, support, and discussion of U-PIPBHC practice principles.
  • Performing U-PIPBHC systems assessments twice yearly, coordinating reviews, writing reports, discussing reports with agency leaders and helping to develop a written action plan and assisting in the effort to improve processes.
  • Coordinating U-PIPBHC related trainings statewide with Local Providers and community partners.
  • Assisting with U-PIPBHC implementation and expansion, the collection of  data and outcomes monthly; sharing quarterly reports to supervisors and leaders.
  • Providing ongoing consultation to state mental health and partnering agency leaders about policies and revenue to support U-PIPBHC programs.
  • Working closely with referral sources to ensure continual flow of referrals into the program.
  • Coordinating funding for programs and services including applying and writing of grants.
  • Managing provider and service contracts with providers, Local Authorities, other governmental entities.
  • Conducting performance audits and provides technical assistance.
  • Working on sustainability planning and expansion of integration efforts statewide.

The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who has:

  • A Master's degree in health, social sciences, behavioral science, human services, or related fields;
  • A minimum of five years' professional work experience in data collection and evaluation (preference given to candidates with data experience within the Utah Department of Human Services);
  • Two years' professional work experience in supervision, directing and managing projects;
  • Knowledge of human services systems including health, mental health, substance abuse, and related community services;
  • Knowledge of consensus building and group facilitation process;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, public relations skills, interpersonal skills, training/facilitation skills, leadership, teamwork, planning, organization, and the ability to analyze information;
  • Knowledge and/or experience developing collaborative programs across community partners;
  • The ability to manage service programs, monitor funding, oversee contracts and services;
  • Is adept at interacting professionally with all levels of management while being able to handle challenging situations efficiently and effectively;
  • Knowledge of physical health, human behavior and performance, mental processes, health and psychological research, or assessment, methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral health and primary health disorders.

Preference may be given to candidates who:

  • Hold a Master's degree or higher in health, social sciences, behavioral science, or human services field.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Become an integral part of a Utah Division working together promoting hope, health, and healing by reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental health. Experience a sense of accomplishment for a job well done and enjoy work life balance! We offer great health benefits and retirement plans, generous paid time off, and a balanced work schedule to afford quality time spent with your family. Click here to see what makes working for the State of Utah awesome: Compensation & Benefits.
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